Flying Heather is the human cannonball
Watched by 3.1m
A teacher has been shot more than 30 feet in the air - all in the name of TV entertainment.
And super- fit Heather Linton said: “I could feel my heart thumping in my chest . . . but it was great fun.”
The statuesque blonde has just appeared on the first episode of ITV’s new Saturday night prime time show Cannonball.
Heather took part in four crazy water- based stunts after jetting out to the set in Valletta, Malta in May.
But only “The Blob” - in which she was jettisoned into the air - was screened on the 7pm show to an audience of 3.1 million.
The former Belmont Academy pupil, now 31, is a head support teacher at a school in Southhampton.
Her fiance Peter Oswald is a PT instructor in the Royal Navy, so she gets plenty of support in the fitness department.
But her parents John and Lucille were cheering her on back in Ayr as she was introduced by host, cricket legend Freddie Flintoff.
Heather was placed on an inflatable cushion while a “blobber” plunged from height onto the other end.
The kinetic energy then catapulted her into the water, with the goal of being the highest in the air.
She said: “I was delighted to be on the very first Cannonball.
“I got a great mention as the Scottish competitor and the bagpipes played in the background.
“The adrenaline was brilliant and I am so glad I did it.
“I am not going to lie, it was a bit scarey.
” I did not too bad, though I didn’t get the gold medal.
“Peter watched me on TV and was in absolute stitches.”
Heather took part in another TV show Ninja Warrior last year and keeps in shape in the gym, running and tough mudder events.
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